The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross
The town of Market Harborough turns out for the solemn occasion of the unveiling of their Great War memorial to commemorate the dead of the 1914-'18 conflict.
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On 25 September 1921 Major General Sir Reginald Hoskins and the Bishop of Peterborough, Frank Woods lead a service to dedicate the 1914-'18 memorial cross in the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. 254 men did not return to the town and its smaller neighbours Great and Little Bowden from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely joined up and went to war. The town's memorial cross remains an enduring memory to the 254.